On April 30, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority published guidance on the extraction of web users’ personal data from online public spaces by web scraping tools and re-use of such data for direct marketing purposes.
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On February 24, 2020, the European Data Protection Board published general policy messages and a synthesis of the contributions and replies by its members – national data protection authorities – to the Questionnaire on the Evaluation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation sent by the European Commission.
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On February 21, 2020, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union published a revised part of the proposed Regulation concerning the Respect for Private Life and the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Communications and Repealing Directive.
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On January 27, 2020, CISCO released its 2020 Data Privacy Benchmark Study entitled “From Privacy to Profit: Achieving Positive Returns on Privacy Investments.” More than 2,500 respondents took part in the study from across 13 countries.
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